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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,655Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 3001

$1.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 3001

786 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 786 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 786 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,088 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Ohio
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,177 681 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 982 529 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 957 745 3 1
LISINOPRIL 727 615 4 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 675 181 5 55
GENERLAC 631 115 10 6 173
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 592 279 7 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 585 496 8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 583 509 9 16
ENULOSE 569 108 10 10 192
FUROSEMIDE 557 444 11 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 534 435 12 27
NAMENDA 397 286 13 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 395 260 14 15
METFORMIN HCL 352 293 15 9
RISPERIDONE 347 266 16 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 345 283 S3 17 7
GABAPENTIN 308 237 18 14
LAMOTRIGINE 306 89 19 145
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294 230 20 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 290 265 21 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 274 201 22 56
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 273 125 23 99
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 257 116 24 139
LEVETIRACETAM 254 70 25 112
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 251 208 26 11
MELOXICAM 249 161 27 34
CEPHALEXIN 246 199 28 86
ATENOLOL 245 219 29 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 245 179 29 29
CARBAMAZEPINE 238 48 31 134
TRAZODONE HCL 218 147 32 37
MIRTAZAPINE 214 138 33 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 211 163 34 88
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 209 112 35 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 198 134 36 42
AZITHROMYCIN 193 107 37 36
TRAMADOL HCL 192 169 38 17
MUPIROCIN 189 90 39 180
NEXIUM 188 84 40 23
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 187 103 41 105
KLOR-CON M20 186 150 42 52
SERTRALINE HCL 177 93 43 20
CLOPIDOGREL 163 148 44 28
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 161 37 45 239
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 133 46 10
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 160 112 46 181
BACLOFEN 159 38 48 125
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 128 49 19
SINGULAIR 149 38 50 95
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 146 94 51 158
PREDNISONE 137 108 52 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 131 95 53 77
HYDROXYZINE HCL 131 35 R 53 172
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130 99 55 66
GLIPIZIDE 130 109 55 67
LIDODERM 130 130 55 122
NYSTATIN 130 98 55 149
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 126 38 R 59 127
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 83 59 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 126 96 59 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 126 61 59 61
RANITIDINE HCL 123 21 63 41
LANTUS 121 112 64 47
TOPIRAMATE 121 17 64 156
OLANZAPINE 119 75 66 106
FINASTERIDE 118 96 67 92
SPIRIVA 116 91 68 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 109 89 69 97
VALPROIC ACID 107 0 70 213
FENTANYL 105 101 S2 71 76
PAROXETINE HCL 104 22 72 60
ALLOPURINOL 103 82 73 35
CLONIDINE HCL 103 68 73 64
DIGOXIN 102 83 75 65
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102 32 75 175
DIOVAN 101 76 77 50
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 99 11 78 255
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 97 46 79 126
ABILIFY 96 30 80 144
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 67 81 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 91 81 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92 90 81 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89 73 84 82
EXELON 87 87 85 108
ZETIA 86 69 86 69
SUCRALFATE 84 28 87 164
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 57 87 210
SPIRONOLACTONE 83 51 89 75
PLAVIX 81 76 90 46
VERAPAMIL ER 81 58 90 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 81 49 90 142
MEGESTROL ACETATE 80 53 R 93 200
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 75 94 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78 76 95 13
CRESTOR 78 55 95 33
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 77 31 97 143
IBUPROFEN 75 23 98 74
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 57 99 159
NYSTOP 72 55 100 167
CARVEDILOL 71 71 101 25
PREVACID 71 16 101 416
AMITIZA 70 11 103 288
AMOXICILLIN 66 46 104 107
FAMOTIDINE 65 27 105 68
MOMETASONE FUROATE 65 52 105 281
PHENYTOIN 64 15 107 286
BUMETANIDE 63 40 108 151
FLUCONAZOLE 63 38 108 194
LACTULOSE 62 22 110 116
HALOPERIDOL 62 37 110 147
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 62 110 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62 29 R 110 93
PATANOL 60 43 114 446
AMMONIUM LACTATE 58 38 115 342
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 53 116 104
NITROFURANTOIN 52 52 117 240
JANUVIA 52 52 117 54
MECLIZINE HCL 52 48 117 153
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51 50 120 183
KETOCONAZOLE 50 17 121 185
CELEBREX 50 50 121 89
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.